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Poles work 45 hours per week on average – report

The average Pole works 45 hours a week, according to a study conducted by Kantar Millward Brown pollster. The more money they earn, the more hours they put in, as those with salaries over PLN 3,999 work 50 hours per week, while those self-employed “enjoy” a 55 hour-long working week. Those earning b...

Locked content Over 50% of companies have trouble finding workers – report

More than 50 percent of employers in Poland claim that they have difficulty recruiting new workforce, which affects their development, according to the latest report by HR consultancy Work Service. According to the report, one-third of the polled companies that are struggling with staff shortages ca...
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Bridging the skill gap

WBJ asked Alain Dehaze, CEO of The Adecco Group, about the causes of youth unemployment in Poland, despite the record low rates and the challenges the job market will have to face in the future

Locked content Randstad: 21% of employees changed jobs in the last 6 months

As many as 21 percent of employees in Poland has changed their jobs in the last six months, according to a report compiled by Randstad work agency. In Q4, that number stood at 24 percent. The figure included both internal and external changes of positions. Furthermore, the mobility index, which indi...
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90% of firms in Poland experienced employee exodus – report

Nine out of ten HR managers and board members confirmed they have experienced uncontrolled employee exits in their company. As many as 77 percent of HR managers and 73 percent of management board members consider employee retention their top priority for the next 24 months, according to a report pre...

Locked content Truck drivers in demand, economists not – labor ministry

Truck and tractor drivers will be the most in-demand job in 2017, according to a report released by the ministry of family, labour and social policy. As many as 95.5 percent of surveyed experts picked that profession as the most sought after, compared to 78.9 percent last year. Welders are the secon...

Locked content Inflow of Ukrainian professionals welcomed by Polish employers

Poland’s labor market is increasingly attractive to foreign professionals, including managers and IT specialists, especially from the country’s eastern neighbors, according to the daily Rzeczpospolita. In the first nine months of this year, around 100,000 applications were submitted to obtain legal ...

Job turnover falls to 26% y/y in Q3

Turnover on the Polish labor market fell to 26 percent in Q3, compared to 29 percent in Q3, but unchanged from last year, according to the 25th annual “Labor Market Monitor”survey by the Randstad Research Institute. Poland had the highest job turnover rate after Britain out of the surveyed European ...

Immigrants in Poland work more but earn less

Immigrants in Poland work longer on average than Poles, but less money goes into their pockets. These findings were published on Thursday in a report by the National Bank of Poland (NBP) on the labor market situation in Q2 of 2016.

Locked content Polish companies complain about lack of qualified employees

Forty percent of Polish medium and large firms declare that they lack suitably qualified employees, and in the coming years, this problem is likely to get worse, the consulting company Grant Thornton reports. The company surveyed 10,000 medium and large companies in 36 countries, including 200 from ...